Sunday, 28 May 2017

Idli Upma

Idli Upma - a perfect breakfast dish made with leftover idlis. Its basically a South Indian breakfst dish and made very regularly at almost many houses. Its tastes so tasty and also its very filling and easy to make as well.

This serves 2 plates of Idli Upma...
Leftover Idlis 6 to 9
Onion 1 medium finely chopped
Tomato 1 large finely chopped
Green Chili 1 slit
Fresh Curry Leaves few
Turmeric Powder 1 tbsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
Oil 1.5 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt as per needed {as in idlis we have already salt}
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves
Water just 2 tbsp for drizzling over the idlis

Firstly crumble the idlis roughly, but crumble in such a way that no big pieces are there.

In a pan heat oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Once they crackle, add green chili, curry leaves and onion and saute. Saute until onions are soft and transparent.

Now add tomatoes and saute until tomatoes are mushy and cooked.

Now add the crumbled idlis, and the masalas - turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt {just a pinch, as we have added salt while making idlis}. Mix everything well, and cook for a minute.

Now drizzle few drops of water, mix once and cover and cook for around 2 to 3 mintues.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. 

Serve hot. 


  1. That's a nice way of recycling leftover idlis... lovely recipe...

  2. This is a very traditional recipe back home! Love it!


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